Southeast Essex Group

The Southeast Essex group meets at the Wickford Cafe, 3-5 The Broadway, Wickford SS11 7AD every Sunday at 9.15am, ready to ride at 9.30am, unless otherwise stated.

Contact: John Steer: 07779 549111 email:

We normally leave Wickford in two groups: one group rides at an average speed of about 12mph, and the second group goes more slowly and on a more direct route to the café stop, where both groups meet. After the café stop, there is usually only one group going on to the lunch stop. We ride at the speed of the slowest rider and if you get a puncture, someone will stop to help you. We are a non-competitive “leisure for pleasure” group. Riders not intending to go onto lunch after elevenses will be able to return to the starting point by joining the returning group led by an experienced leader.

DateElevensesLunch Destination
3/3/24Secret Garden Tea Rooms,
The Viper,
Mill Green
10/3/24Peartree Pantry,
Hatfield Peverel
Fox and Hounds,
Cock Clarks
17/3/24Potting Shed Tea Rooms,
Three Compasses,
West Hanningfield
24/3/24Blackmore Tea Rooms,
31/3/24Lordship Tea Rooms,
Littley Green
7/4/24Transport Cafe,
Norton Heath
White Horse,
Coxtie Green
14/4/24Recess Cafe,
Leather Bottle,
I.M.O.L.D. riden/a
21/4/24Power of Steam,
The Swan,
Lt. Totham
28/4/24Bake House,
Cooksmill Green
Walnut Tree,
Broads Green
(bring own sandwiches)
Suffolk Ride,
Start Hadleigh.
Hungry Stag Cafe, Woolpit
Walsham le Willows
5/5/24Saddlery Tea Rooms,
The Ship,
12/5/24Olivers Tea Rooms,
Rayleigh Arms/ Owls Tea Room,
19/5/24Recess Cafe,
Inter-section Buffet and presentation.
26/5/24Potting Shed Tea Rooms,
Nags Head,
Ramsden Heath.

Sunday Rides

Please bring with you at least one spare inner-tube appropriate for your wheel size, plus tyre levers, a pump and a multi-tool. In Winter, please also bring front and rear lights as the return time may be after dark. Please also ensure that your bicycle has mudguards fitted, as the country roads can get quite wet. In the Winter months, rides normally go ahead weather permitting.

Mid-week rides

Wednesday at 10am for 10.15am start from Meadow Croft Garden Centre, Woodham Road, Battlesbridge SS11 7QU. for a ride to either a café or pub for lunch. Destination decided on the day. In the Winter months, rides normally go ahead weather permitting.

The South East Group ready to ride at Wickford, November 2021.
Two members of the Southeast Essex Group ascend Brock Hill, just outside Wickford.
En route to Sandon.
Autumn Lanes